View Full Version : iBook Memory, which brand best?

Sep 30, 2006, 09:34 PM
I am trying to upgrade the memory on my iBook, but I ran into a little trouble. I was wondering which brand is OK to buy.

There is either Crucial, Patriot, Corsair, PNY, Kingston, and Premium. I wonder which one is OK. Can someone give me a rundown? Thanks!

Sep 30, 2006, 09:44 PM
PPC Macs can be picky about RAM. I recommend OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com) and DMS (http://www.datamem.com) for RAM...terrific companies that know RAM, know Macs, and stand behind their products. It's a little pricier than bargain basement, but I find the peace of mind to be worth it.

Crucial is good RAM, too, but I don't support them due to their shady pricing schemes.

Sep 30, 2006, 09:53 PM
Crucial is good RAM, too, but I don't support them due to their shady pricing schemes.

Shady? Can you elaborate?

Sep 30, 2006, 09:57 PM
Shady? Can you elaborate?

Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=82104) is a fun read on it. And here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=218162) is a thread on some of their more recent shenanigans.

Sep 30, 2006, 10:10 PM
Well I was a sucker and went with the apple RAM beacause I didn't want to take any chances but apple RAM is pricey. Wildcowboy gave you some nice ones.:o


Oct 1, 2006, 08:34 AM
After reading that thread on the price variations, I've checked the price of iMac 24" and Macbook RAM on three different browsers. First on Safari, then Camino, then IE5. Imagine my surprise then, when all prices corresponded on each browser. I was as amazed that all prices matched, as others were when they were different.

One thing I discovered, which may be common knowledge to most people, but not to me obviously, is that they are apparently the exact same type of memory, exact same spec, but different product number.

I found this ebay store who ships international as well. They're selling Samsung brand and it's a whole lot cheaper than Crucial prices.


Oct 1, 2006, 11:58 AM
Today's game appears to be that if you're ordering RAM for a MacBook Pro at 1.83 GHz or slower, you're offered a sale price on individual 1 GB or 512 MB sticks. If you're ordering for a higher-end MacBook Pro or even just a MacBook, you don't get to see the "Get Sale Price" button that knocks 10% off the price.

It's all the same freaking RAM.

Oct 1, 2006, 02:11 PM
i bought my RAM at the Apple store... like one poster said "the peace of mind is well worth it".